Nils Muižnieks: Hungary’s response to refugee challenge falls short on human rights

The Commissioner for Human Rights says that Hungary has not lived up to its reposnibilities.

Podcasts: Franseza Pardoe’s World Forum for Democracy viewpoints

Audio interviews with Ricardo Gutiérrez, Secretary General of the European Federation of Journalists and Denis Huber, of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities complete Franseza Pardoe’s reports from this year’s World Forum for Democracy.

Report: Refugee integration policies in Berlin Neukölln

A new report analyses policies of Berlin’s district Neukölln to create a welcoming environment for refugees in the policy areas of education, housing, language and communication, employment, as well as culture and leisure.

Germany: Anti-abortion activist’s leaflet distribution ban breached human rights laws

The case of Annen v. Germany (application no. 3690/10) concerned a civil injunction by the German courts which prohibited an activist from continuing to distribute anti-abortion leaflets in the vicinity of a day clinic which performed abortions, and from continuing to list on his website the names of the doctors running the clinic.

France: Court judgement in Muslim veil human rights row

The case concerned the decision not to renew the contract of employment of a hospital social worker because of her refusal to stop wearing the Muslim veil.